Who ARE you going to vote for? If anyone?
Time is ticking!
Just over 41 hours until voting closes....
We've all put our begging threads up, contributed to other discussions, and tried to portray ourselves as best we can... but if you haven't voted yet, tell us why, and we can tell you why you should have, and who you should have voted for!
And if you're utterly bored with The ASICS 19, er, sorry!
So what WILL it be off the back of then? Just wondering, like....
Simon Pryde wrote (see)
But aren't "arrivistes" welcome? They might stay, whether successful or not....
History tends to show that most don't - even some of the winners - and it seems to get worse each year.
Hence the cynicism. And the lack of posts on the "vote for me threads".
Anyhow, normal service will be resumed shortly.
I have voted for one person, who contibutes regularly and has done for a while, and seems like a serious runner who will give it a fair go, and whose target looks possible based on current performance
But I'm a bit worried, because if they do get through, the Curse will probably take them like it has most other winners.
I went with the profiles and voted from there, despite my pure jealousy of not getting through
Best of luck to everyone, I hope it will be a great success and the competition will run again next year
I can understand that point of view. Many of us, it seems, are "casual" users of these Forums (I've been coming on for a couple of years since I started running seriously)... rarely posting, until now, when there's something in it for us! But as most of us are competitive, that's the way it's working. However, I'm convinced the process will bring people in who'll stay and contribute something positive. I've been posting on several threads, just because I'm here more at them moment - and whilst that will lapse a bit when this process is over (it will for most of us, I suspect), I'm sure I'll still be back more often afterwards....
It would make my day if Polly-Polly voted for me!!
I've been posting on several threads, just because I'm here more at them moment - and whilst that will lapse a bit when this process is over (it will for most of us, I suspect),
That's the difference between "you lot" and "us lot" - we think it's worth being around for more than just the chance to win.
And I suspect that quite a few would far rather be an FS winner than a SS winner (or whatever they're called nowadays).
I'm just being honest. Basically, there are always going to be "casual" users of the Forum.... surely they are important too? My process is roughly: "Casual User... to Intensive User... to Somewhere in between user".
Surely a few people getting a bit more involved is a good thing, even if others disappear completely?
I think M...eldy's "Regulars" category is an excellent idea for next year... maybe even TWO categories for regulars?
I take your point but being a casual user - which I'm unconvinced by (the London SS comp used to have hundreds of 1 post entrants) - and then asking said people to tout themselves around the forum asking for support is not going to win many fans with people who have been here for a while...
...and posting in long established threads with "vote for me" posts is a bit pukesome tbh, and bound tyo get people's backs up.
RW really need to re-think the whole super six concept, particularly given the above "ishoos", and The Curse.
Pretty interesting reading from both sides. Agree it must be pretty annoying for established forum users, but getting people to register before voting must really boost RW user numbers, which is surely a good thing? Even if the majority disappear, surely some if some new users stay that's a benefit?
So what do people think would be a better way of doing it then? I can't imagine how they go about choosing in the first place. Just have RW pick the winners and get rid of the vote touting bit?
Be interesting to hear what people think
EPIC FAIL !!!
Either you didn't read or understand my post or you chose to ignore what I'd written.
Half_Pint wrote (see)
.but getting people to register before voting must really boost RW user numbers, which is surely a good thing?
A good thing for the RW business profile for sure!
Lets remember its not the candidates who put themselves in this position. They are told they need votes so of course they are going to tout around. I'm sure if they looked beyond the competition they would see how much information and experience is shared here, but you're right most don't.
If you are serious (and realistic) about a target, pb etc you don't need to win a competition to achieve it. You just need to stick in, work hard and take advice and criticism over your training where necessary.
So good luck to all the shortlisted but if you don't win it doesn't mean you cant achieve.
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